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MINUTES 

OF THE 

59th Annual Session |( 

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OF THE 

| Yadkin-Philadelphia Missionary I 
1 Baptist Association 

[I Held With The | 

Thomasville Baptist Church, Montgomery County, N. C. 

October 6, 7, 8, 9, 1932, 

III Rev. R. H. L. Crockett, Pastor, route 2, Wadesboro, N. C. I 

II III 

AND THE (I 

Forty -Sixth Annual Session 

|i] Of The 

| YADKIN-PHILADELPHIA MISSIONARY 
| BAPTIST S. S. CONVENTION 

Held With The 

1 Mount Pleasant Saptist Church, Wadesboro, N. C. Route 2 
July 22-24, 1932 



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MINUTES 

OF THE 

59th Annual Session 

OF THE 



Yadkin-Philadelphia Missionary 
Baptist Association 




HELD WITH THE 

Thomasville Baptist Church, Montgomery County, N. C. 

October 6, 7, 8, 9, 1932, 
Rev. R. H, L. Crockett, Pastor, route 2, Wadesboro, N. C. 

Compiled by Lee Colson 



The next session will be held with the Pleasant Hill Baptist church 
near Ansonville, Anson county* N. C», beginning on Thursday before 
the 2nd Sunday in October, 1933, at 11 o'clock a. m,» with an introduc- 
tory sermon. 



OFFICERS 

Rev S Brooks Moderator 

Rev W W Colson Vice-Moderator 

Lee Colson . RecordingSecretary 

C F Knotts Corresponding Secretary 

W. Barringer Treasurer 

John Tyson „ ^ Auditor 

TRUSTEES 

Bros E T Tyson. W B Knotts, H A Ponds, Essex Tyson, C W Wall. 

EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Revs W G Flake, S Brooks, W W Colson, W T Johnson. H C Carpenter 
L J Colson. W Barringer. 

ORDAINING COUNCIL 

Revs W M Crump* W G Flake, H C Carpenter. W T Johnson. W W 
Colson. L J Colson, S Brooks. 

Field Missionary— Rev J P Sloane. 

Ordained Ministers 

Revs W G Flake, route 1 Norwood N C 

L T Allen route 1 ' 

H C Carpenter route I ._ ' 

W M Crump, route 2 Wadesboro 

W W Coison. route 2 

J C Massey route 2 . Waxhaw 

C C Craig route 5 

C L Lindsey route 2 Wadesboro 

S Tyson * 2 

S Brooks * 1 

W T Johnson Ansonville 

L J Colson Ansonville 

G S Home Monroe 

G W Lockhart __. Monroe 

W M Redfearn Cheraw S C 

W M Ingram Monroe 

H S Hyatt , Norwood 

R W Robinson box 43 Badin 

J W Dowdle __ _ ... __ Monroe 

C B Bethea Chesterfield S C 

LICENTIATE MINISTERS 

Bros T J Gamble Waxhaw NC 

* L W Watkins «, Norwood " 

' Thomas Allen .. Badin 



CHURCHES, CLERKS AND THEIR POSTOFFICE 

Pleasant Hill. E D Tyson, route 1 Wadesboro N C 

Red HilL.Weldon Colson, route 2 Wadesboro 

Thomasville.F P Pankey Mt Gilead 

Mt Pleasant .Tylor Tyson, route I Wadesboro' 

E Macedonia. John R Hyatt Norwood 

First B C Norwood 

Garris Grove. .Fred Covington Wadesboro 

Olive Grove .. J A Ingram Mt. Gilead 

Henderson Grove . VV B Smith Lilesville 

Moores Grove 

Millers Grove _. 

Philadelphia 

Piney Grove.. S J Craig, route 5 Waxhaw 

Antioch._E O Blount. route4, box 27 Monroe 

1st B, C,, Ansonville..Mrs Mary Benton .* Ansonville 

Mount Zion..Bro Frank Lee 

West Macedonia 

Rock Spring.. Miss Vermeil Vaughn, route 2. box 61. Peachland 



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PROCEEDINGS 



THURSDAY MORNING SESSION 

At 12:35 the Association was called to order by the form- 
er moderator, Rev W G Flake. Devotional conducted by 
Bro H W Williams. Hymn No. 440 and prayer was offered 
by Rev A L Lindsey. Then the moderator arose and made 
some timely remarks. The hour having arrived for preach- 
ing. Rev S Brooks and H S Hyatt ascended the rostrum to 
preach the opening sermon. Rev Hyatt lined hymn 351. 
Rev Brooks read the 3rd chapter of Apostle James. 

Rev Crockett led in prayer, after whi;h the moderator 
arose and introduced the speaker in the person of Rev S 
Brooks, who came forward and chose for a text Daniel 5th 
chapter and 24th verse. The words of the text, "Then was 
the part of the hand sent from him and this writing was 
written-" Subject: The open feast of sin is closed. 

Rev Brooks' sermon was strong and heart-fe!t. 

Rev W T Johnson chanted a sweet piece, namely: There 
is a hand writing on the wall," etc. 

Rev J P Sloane approached the throne of grace. Then 
Bro E T Tyson came forward lifted a collection amounting 
to $2.00. Song. Benediction by Rev S Brooks. 

THURSDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 

At 3 p. m. the Association re-assembled with the modera- 
tor in the chair. Devotion led by L W Watkins and Rev O 
D McCollum. Bro Watkins lined hymn 27. Rev McCol- 
lum read 3rd chapter of the Ecclesiastees. Bro H W Wil- 
liams led in prayer, and then the moderator arose and an- 
nounced the Association open and ready for business, and 
then the minutes of the morning session was read and 
approved. On motion all visitors have a seat of welcome 
with us. The Revs C B Bethea and D McCollum and 
J P Sloane came before the Association and each one of 
the distinguished gentlemen said many good words along 
the line of christian work. 

On motion to enroll the churches and delegates. 

Pleasant Hill lohn and Essex Tyson 

Red HilLXC Colson 
Thomasville.. W Barringer, Will Colson 
Mt. Pleasant ..C W Wall and M C Colson 
E Macedonia .HA Ponds 



1st B C Norwood R T Tape 

Garris Grove.. T 13 & C F Knotts 

Olive Grove.. J A Ingram, Tom Thomas 

Henderson Grove.. Rev L T Allen 

Moore Grove 

Miller Grove 

Philadelphia 

Piney Grove . . S S Craig 

Antioch 

1st B.C., Ansonville..E T Tyson 

Mt Zion Frank Lee 

West Macedonia 

Rock Spring.. by letter 

A committee of 5 on officers, as follows : Bros C C Col- 
son, John Tyson, C F Knotts, R T Tape, Will Colson. 

On motion that we will hear the reports of the officers, 
and those officers came forward and made their report, 
and it was adopted. The committee on officers reported 
as follows : 

Rev S Brooks, moderator 

Rev W W Colson, Vice-moderator 

Lee Colson, Recording Secretary 

C F Knotts, Corresponding Secretary 

W Barringer, Treasurer 

John Tyson, Auditor 
And the officers were escorted to their seats. 

Rev C B Bethea gave the installation talk to the officers, 
[see officers list.] The Association then stood adjourned. 

THURSDAY NIGHT SESSION 

The Association re-assembled with Rev S Brooks presid- 
ing. Praise services led by Rev H C Carpenter, who lined 
hymn 637. Prayer by Rev L J Colson. The hour having 
arrived for preaching Revs J P Sloane and C L Lindsey as- 
cended the rostrum. Rev Sloane read for a scripture les- 
son the 142 Psalm. Rev M W Crump addressed the throne 
of grace. 2nd selection No. 562, and then the moderator 
Rev S Brooks, arose and introduced the speaker in the per- 
son of Rev J P Sloane, who came forward and chose for a 
text Gen. 5th chapter and 24th verse. The words of the 
text : And Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for 
God took him. Subject : Hand to hand with God. 



Rev Sloane preached a soul-felt and a heart-lifting ser- 
mon, which was seasoned with the spirit of God. Rev W W 
Colson addressed the throne of grace. And then Bros C 
C Colson, John Tyson came forward and lifted a collection 
amounting to $2.25. The next was the welcome address. 
Rev RHL Crocket, the pastor, came forward with many 
good words of welcome, followed by Bro W Barringer, 
which made the delegation feel at home. Words of ac- 
ceptance by Rev C B Bethea, and then the assigning of 
homes. Sung doxology. Benediction by Rev J P Sloane. 

2nd Day. FRIDAY MORNING SESSION 

At 9:50 the Association was called to order by the mod- 
erator. Praise service led by Revs L J Colson, T J Pearl 
Rev Colson lined hymn No. 800. Rev Pearl read 40th 
Psalm. Closed with prayer. After which the moderator 
arose and declared the Association open and ready for 
business. The minutes of the previous session was read 
and approved. 

On motion a committee of 5 on finance, namely : Bros 
C C Colson, H A Ponds, Essex Tyson, S S Craig, C W Wall 

On motion a committee of 3 on place, Bros John Tyson 
M C Colson, E T Tyson. 

On motion a committee of 5 on resolutions, Revs C C 
Craig, H C Carpenter, W M Redfearn, W M Crump, L J 
Colson. 

On motion a committee of 3 on obituary, Bros W B 
Knotts, R T Tape. W M Colson. 

On motion a committee of 7 on temperance, Revs H S 
Hyatt, T J Pearl, W M Elliott, C F Knotts, H W Williams, 
L W Watkins, W Barringer, 

The Association stood adjourned for 20 minutes. 

At 12 m. the Association was called to order by the mod- 
erator, and Revs W M Redfearn, L j Colson occupied the 
rostrum. Rev Colson lined hymn No. 987. Rev Redfearn 
read a scripture lesson from the 4th chapter of Paul's let- 
ter to the Ephesians. Prayer was offered by Bro C W Wall. 
2nd selection No- 5^3, and then the moderator arose in his 
usual way and introduced the speaker in person of Rev 
W M Redfearn. Rev Redfearn came forward and chose 
for a text the 4th chapter and 3rd verse of the above named 
chapter. The words of the text : Endeavoring to keep 
the unity of the spirit in the bonds of peace. 



Rev Redfearn preached a strong and heart-felt sermon 
He emphasized the necessity of the church to live in union 
which was heartily enjoyed. Rev L J Colson addressed the 
throne of grace. After which Bros H A Ponds and C W 
Wall came forward and lifted a collection amounting to 
$2 00. Song. Doxology. Benediction by Rev W M Redfearn. 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 

Promptly at 3 p. m. the Association was called to order 
with the moderator in the chair. Praise service was con- 
ducted by Revs C C Craig and W M Crump. Rev Crump 
lined hymn No. 961. Rev Craig read the 133 Psalm, and 
Bro M C Colson offered prayer. 

The moderator arose and announced the Association 
open and ready for business. The minutes of the morning 
session was read and approved. 

On motion a committee of 3 on program. Bros C C Colson, 
E T Tyson and C W Wall. 

On motion a committee of 3 on New Bodies. Bros C F 
Knotts, RT Tape and Rev H S Hyatt. 

On motion that Rev I P Sloane be the field missionary 
for 1933. 

And then all committees were discharged to their work. 
After which the committees were called in and the Asso- 
ciation was dismissed by Rev H C Carpenter. 

FRIDAY NIGHT SESSION 

At 7:30 p. m. the Association re-assembled with modera- 
tor presiding. The praise service was introduced by Bros 
C W Wall and H A Ponds. Bro Ponds sung "Must Jesus 
bear the cross alone," etc. Prayer by Rev J P Sloane. 

The hour having arrived for preaching Revs C B Bethea 
and W W Colson ascended the rostrum. Rev Colson lined 
hymn No. 487. Rev Bethea read a scripture lesson from 
the 16th chapter of our Lord's gospel according to St. 
Matthew and Rev \V M Allen led in prayer- 2nd selection 
No. 293, After which the moderator arose and introduced 
the speaker in the person of Rev C B Bethea, who came 
forward and chose for a text the 18th verse of the above 
named chapter. The words of the text : '"And thou art 
Peter, upon this rock I will build my church, and gates of 
hell shall not prevail against it." 



Rev Bethea's sermon was strong and spirit-felt. He em- 
phasized how the church drifted from God and how it 
was redeemed, and the impossibility of dethroning the 
Church of God. 

The Association joined in song with Rev W W Colson. 

Namely : Good-bye, I am gone. etc. 

Rev H C Carpenter addressed the throne of grace. 

Then Bros S S Craig and M C Colson came forward and 
lifted a collection to the amount of $2.00. Sung doxology. 
Benediction by Rev C B Bethea. 

SATURDAY MORNING SESSION 

At 10 a. m. the Association met with the Moderator in the chair. De- 
votion by Rev C L Lindsey and Bro H W Williams. Rev Lindsey lined 
hymn No, 543. Prayer was offered by Bro Jim Ingram. The moderator 
arose and declared the Association open and ready for business. 

The minutes of the previous session was read and approved, and then 
all committees were discharged to their work and the Association took 
recess. 

Promptly at 11 a. m. the Association re-assembled for preaching with 
Moderator in the chair. 

Revs T J Pearl and C C Craig ascended the rostrum. Rev Craig lined 
hymn No. 369- Rev Pearl read the Scripture from the 1st chapter of 
Paul's Letter to 1st Corinthians. 

Bro 5 S Craig led in prayer. Bro S S Craig led in prayer. 2nd selection 
No, 762 and the Moderator arose and introduced the speaker in the per- 
son of Rev T J Pearl. 

Rev Pearl came before the Association and chose foi a text the 21st 
verse of the above named chapter. The words of the text : For after that 
in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God t I pleased 
God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. 

Rev Pearl preached a heart-felt sermon. Enjoyed by all who heard it 
R W G Flake chanted a sweet song. Namely : am not uneasy. Rev 
C C Craig led in prayer. After which Bros Essex Tyson & W B Knotts- 
came forward lifted a collection to $1.50. 

Benediction by Rev C L Lindsey. 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 

At 2:45 p. m> the Association re-assembled with the Moderator pre- 
siding. Devotion led by Rev H C Carpenter and Bro H W Williams. Bro 
Williams lined hymn No, 508. Rev Carpenter read the 4th chapter of 
St. John. Bro Essex Tyson led in yrayer. 

The Moderator arose and announced the Association ready for business 
and the minutes of the morning was read and received- 
Then committees were discharged to their work, 

The Association took recess. 

At 4:50 p. m. the committees came in and made their reports. 

See reports. 

Sung doxology. Benediction by the Moderator, 



SATURDAY NIGHT SESSION 

At 7:30 the AssDciation re-assembled to hear the program of the home 
missions and the 3, Y. P. U> which was wonderfully rendered. 

SUNDAY MORNING SESSION 

At 11 a. m. Sunday School Mass-meeting, taught by Lee 
Colson. 

At 12:15 p.m. the Association assembled with moderator 
presiding for the closing sermon by Revs R H L Crockett 
and L J Colson. Rev Colson lined hymn No. 704. Rev J P 
Sloane read scripture from the 35th Psalms, and the mod- 
erator addressed the throne of grace. 2nd selection No. 56 
and then the moderator arose and introduced the speaker 
in the person of Rev RHL Crockett. Rev Crockett came 
forward and chose for a text St. John 1st chapter 11:12 
verses. The words of the text ''But as many as received 
Him to them give tie the power to become the sons of God." 
Rev Crockett's sermon was enjoyed. Rev L J Colson closed 
with prayer. Rev Sloane chanted a sweet piece, namely : 
"Walk in the light," etc. 

Revs C W Wall and Essex Tyson came forward and 
lifted a collection to $3.15. Song. Doxology. Benediction 
by Rev R H L Crockett. REV S BROOKS, Moderator 
LEE COLSON, Recording Secretary. 

APPENDIX 



Report of the resolution committee. Bro Moderator: 

We, your committee on resolutions, ask leave to report. 

We recommend that each preacher and delegate 

pay 25 cents at each Association for registration fees and 

the same shall go for christian education. 

We further recommend that during the Association 
there will be an educational and a missionary sermon 
preached and collection be taken for same. Your com- 
mittee, Revs H C Carpenter, L J Colson, Bro J A Ingram, 
Rev W T Johnson. 



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Temperance. We, your committee on temperance, ask 
leave to report : whereas, we as christians, looking over the 
great field of God and see the great evil and sin of intem- 
perance, we therefore recommend that all christians main- 
tain the idea of temperance in all things in the walks of life 
such as talking, smoking,or the use of tobacco,strong drink 
or anything that will do the cause of Christ harm. We, as 
Baptists stand for the Bible idea in in every walk of life 
We recommend that we teach the same to our children at 
home and abroad, Respectfully submitted, 

H S Hyatt, chairman. W Barringer, H W Williams, L W 
Watkins, S S Craig, C F Knotts, T J Pearl, secretary 

Place Committee. We, your committee, beg leave to re- 
port. We recommend that next annual session will beheld 
with Pleasant Hill Baptist church near Anson ville, Anson 
county, N. C. Your committee, John Tyson, M C Colson, 
E G Tyson. 

Committee on obituary. We, vour committee on obituary, 
ask leave to report: We have canvassed the letters of sev- 
eral churches and find that our ranks hive been broken by 
the great hand of death. Therefore we recommend that we 
bow our heads in silence to Him who doeth all things well. 
The names of the deceased are as follows : Bro Henry Lee 
deacon; sister Laura McLendon, sister Nellie Richardson 
sister Charity Smith, sister Hettie Smith, sister Sallie Col- 
son, Bro Sam Tyson. Bro Myers Tyson, Bro W S Leak, 
Bro Lee Rosebours; sister Ella Rosebours, sister Naoma 
Home, sister Liza Bruton, sister Cora M Watkins. Bros 
Robert Arant, Jackson Laney, Geo Lester, Rev K W Wall, 
Bro Isaiah McRae, sister Ann McRae, Bros Robert Steele, 
Charlie Tyson, deacon- Respectfully submitted. 

Bros R T Tape, W B Knotts, W M Colson 

We, your committee on finance, ask leave to report: 

Received from churches $30.80 

from public collections _ 9.75 

from old treasurer 25.15 

Total.... , $65.70 



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Disbursements Moderator 6.00 

Vice- Moderator .... 3.00 

Recording secretary 8.00 

Cor. secretary _ _. 4.00 

Auditor _ 1.50 

Program 2.00 

Thomasville church 5.00 

Compiling and printing minutes 25.00 

Sexton ... 1.50 

Total $56.00 

Balance in treasury $9.70 



STATISTICAL TABLE 



CHURCHES 



Pleasant Hill 

Red Hill 

Thomasville _ 
Mt Pleasant. . 
E Macedonia ._ 
1 B. C. Norwood 

Garris Grove 

Olive Grove 

HendersonGrove 
Moores Grove.. 
Millers GrOve.. 
Piney Grove . . 
1 B C Ansonville 
Philadelphia ... 

Antioch 

Mt Zion 

W Macedonia.. 
Rock Spring...' 



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CONSTITUTION 

Article 1. This Association shall be known as the Yadkin-Philadelphia 
Missionary Baptist Association of North Carolina. 

Art. 2, This Association shall be composed ot regular Baptist churches, 
ministers and delegates in good standing and in full practice of the doc- 
trines and faith. 

Art. 3, The officers of this Association shall be a moderator, vice- 
moderator, secretary. Cor. See, Treasurer, auditor and executive board, 
Their duties respectively shall be such as are commonly exercised by 
these officers until their successors are chosen. 

Art. 4. The object of this Association shall be to build up Baptist 
churches in its bounds, foster the educational and spiritual work of its 
members and co-operate with the State Convention in doing home mis- 
sion work and thus help take the world for Christ. 

Art. 5. This Association shall meet annnally and shall be composed 
of not more than 3 delegates from each church with a letter containing 
20c. per c?pita of its membership and giving the condition of its mem- 
bership of the church. The said meeting shall convene on 1 hursdav at 
11 a. m. before the 2nd Sunday in October, with an annual sermon, and 
continue until the business of the Association is completed. 

Art- 6. All visiting ministers and corresponding delegates who are in 
good standing in their churches shall be welcome with us to give counsel 
but not to vote. 

Art. 7. The treasurer must give bond for the amount of money and 
valuable papers in his hands. 

Art, 8. This Association will give any minister of the Association 
$10;00 for each six weeks of school to be paid after he enters school. 

Art. 9. Each pastor will pay $1 00 for education and $1 00 for foreign 
missions; 

Art. 10, Each preacher that is not pastoring will pay 50c for educa- 
tion and 50c for foreign missions. 



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Woman's Home & Foreign Mission Union 

Met with the East Macedonia Baptist Church Sept. 17th 
1932, at 1:40 p. m. Praise services were conducted by 
representatives from E Macedonia and Mt. Pleasant. Lined 
No. 129, and the 8th Psalm was read by Miss Annie S Ty- 
son. Prayer was offered by Mrs Lena Tyson. The presi- 
dent arose and announced that the 14th chapter of Romans 
be read, so Miss Annie S Tyson read from the 1st to 12th v, 
After the reading, Mrs Arlie Richardson made a splendid 
talk on same. Also the meaning of Woman's Home and 
Foreign Mission Society. Then the president asked for a 
committee on officers. It was deferred until night. The 
enrolling of churches was next. 

PleasantHill $1.00. 1st B C. Ansonville Mt 

Pleasant , Garris Grove __ , Red Hill , East 

Macedonia $1.00, Piney Grove . Mt. Zion $1.00. 

Total received $3.00. Then Mrs Wincy Ponds came for- 
ward and lifted collection to 40c. 
Song: "Old Hundred." Benediction by Rev W G Flake. 

SATURDAY NIGHT SESSION 

was opened at 8 p. m. by Miss Lena Tyson and Mrs Wincy 
Ponds. Sister Tyson read the scripture from the 2 1st chap, 
of Luke. Prayer by Miss Lena Tyson. At 8:15 p. m. the 
literary program conducted by the Sec'y of the Circle, 
Badin, N. C, choir rendered music. Mrs Berdia Smith and 
Mr Frank Lee responded. Then Rev W G Flake came 
forward and made a very splendid address on what a 
missionary should do. Rev Flake and Bro Frank Lee give 
the amount of $3.00. Mt. Zion asked that the next session 
be held with them at Badin, N. C. Song, "God be with 
you till we meet again," was sung by Badin choir Bene- 
diction by Rev W G Flake. 

SUNDAY MORNING SESSION 

S S Mass-meeting taught by Mrs Arlie Richardson. Pen- 
nies 22 cents. At 12:25 p. m. praise services were conduct- 
ed by Misses Lena and Annie S. Tyson. Hymn No. 178. 



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Miss Annie Tyson read 26th chap, of Job. Prayer by sister 
Wincy Ponds. The president arose and introduced the 
speaker in the person of Rev H C Carpenter. Rev Car- 
penter's subject : "The devil's sifter" from Luke's gospel* 
"A charge to keep I have" was sung. Rev H S Hyatt led 
in prayer. Bro H A Ponds lifted a collection $2.00. 

OFFICERS 

Mrs Jennie Richardson... President 

Mrs Annie S Tyson Vice-Pres. 

Miss Annie M DeBerry__„ Secretary 

Miss Arlie Richardson Treasurer 

Your Committee Mrs Wincy Ponds, Lena Tyson & Mrs W G Flake. 

FINANCE REPORT— Paid out. To president $1 00 

Vice-president „ 50c 

Treasurer 50c 

Sexton 50c 

Rev H C Carpenter.. _.. , 50c 

East Macedonia church 1 00 

Total $4 00 

Balance in treasury $2 15 

Mrs Jennie Richardson, President 
Miss Annie M DeBerry. Secretary 



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15 

MINUTES 

—of the— 

46th annual session of the 

Yadkin-Philadelphia Missionary Baptist 
S. S. Convention 

Held with the Mount Pleasant Baptist church, Wadesboro. N. C. 
Route 2, July 22-24, 1932 



t3&" The next session will be held with the Red Hill Baptist church on 
Friday before the 4th Sunday in July, 1933, Wadesboro, N. C. Route 2 



OFFICERS 

Rev W G Flake President 

Rev L J Colson Vice-Pres. 

Bro John M Colson, Recording Secretary 

Miss Ella Harriton Corresponding Sc, 

Bro. S- J. Craig. Treasurer 

Bro. C, F, Knotts Auditor 

Board of Managers 

Bro Frank Lee Bro C W Wall 
Mrs Arlie Richardson, Miss Annie Mae Curton, Miss Beadie Mae Snuggs. 



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PROCEEDINGS 

The Convention was called to order by the former presi- 
dent, Rev W G Flake. Praise services was conducted by 
the delegates from Pleasant Hill and East Macedonia, 
Scripture lession was read from a part of the 11th chapter 
of St. Luke. Power in prayer by Rev Brailey. Then sung 
hymn 417, ''Am I a soldier of the cross," etc. Then bow- 
ed in prayer with brother C W Wall. After prayer a short 
piece was sung. "What yon going to do when the world's 
on fire ?" The hour having arrived for preaching, the 
president came forward and introduced the speaker for 
the hour by name of Rev J W Hawkins and brother H S 
Hyatt. Bro Hyatt came forward, lined hymn 410. Then 
Rev Hawkins came forward and chose for his text 22nd 
chapter of St. John and 4th verse. 

Rev Hawkins preached a wonderful sermon, which was 
enjoyed by the convention at large. A short piece was 
sung bv Rev W T Johnson. "'Come over here where I am," 
Then bowed in prayer with Rev W W Gist. Bro Hyatt sung 
"When Jesus comes." After singing Bros W A Richardson 
and Frank Lee came forward and lifted the collection 
$2.20). Dismissed by Rev J W Hawkins. 

FRIDAY EVENING SESSION 

The convention was called to order by the president, 
Praise service was conducted by the delegates from the 
First Baptists C of Ansonville and Olive Grove S. S. 
Scripture was read from the 23rd Psalm. Prayer by Bro 
Tillman. Surg hymn to common measure 547. After which 
bowed in prayer with Rev W T Johnson. After prayer the 
minutes of the preceding day was read and stood approv- 
ed. It was motioned to give the ministers and brethren a 
seat of welcome in our convention. After which the en- 
rollment of churches and delegates, 

Pleasant Hill Bro James W Tyson, Jr. supt. Sister Al- 
lie Richardson. Bro Essex Tyson, delegates. 

Olive Grove ..Bro J A Ingram, supt. Misses Elizabeth In- 
gram, Essie Little, delegates- 
East. Macedonia.. Bro H S Hyatt, supt. Misses Annie 
Mae De Berry, Johnsie Ponds, delegates. 

Piney Grove . . Bro S J Craig, supt. Misses Clarie Mae 
Craig, Bernice E Curton, delegates, 



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Red Hill . . Bro Kit Kirby, supt. Misses Annie Mae Kirby 
and Rosa Mae Kirby, delegates. 

Mt. Zion . Bro Frank Lee, supt. Misses Ella Harriton 
and Maggie Hampton, delegates. 

Mount Pleasant Bro C W Wall, supt, Misses Bernice 
Little, Charlie B Little and Pauline Allen, delegates. 

1st Baptist church, Norwood, Bro C A Snuggs,supt. 
Misses Beadie Mae Snuggs and Hazzie Watkins, delegates. 

Garris Grove Bro W B Knotts, supt. Misses Melvina 
Allen and Bessie Knotts & Bro C F Knotts, delegates. 

Thomasville.. Bro Frank Pankie, supt. By letter. 

Philadelphia Rock Spring Antioch .. 

Moore's Grove .. Miller's Grove 

Henderson Grove Bro W B Smith, supt. Misses Pollie 
Mae Smith and Elizabeth Smith, delegates. 

1st B. C, Ansonville Bro E T Tyson, supt. Misses Helen 
Tyson and Bernice Richardson, delegates. 

Motion, that the letters be read in the house. After the 
reading of the letters, praise services. Then a motion to 
give the president power to appoint committee on officers. 
It was motioned to have a committee of 5 on officers, 
namely : Bros C A Snuggs, Essex Tyson, Frank Lee. Miss 
Bernice Curton and Pauline Allen. 

Motion to have a committee of 7 on finance, namely : 
Bros E T,Tyson, C F Knotts, Mrs Ollie Richardson, Misses 
Annie M Deberry, Elizabeth Ingram, Pollie Smith, Annie 
Mae Kirby. 

On resolution : Revs W T Johnson, W M Crump, S 
Brooks, Misses Johnsie Ponds, Bernice Richardson, Bernice 
Little, Rev C C Craig. 

On motion to have a committee of 5 on obituary. Rev R 
W Robinson, Rev C L Lindsey, brother W A Richardson, 
Miss Pollie Mae Smith, brother H S Hyatt. 

On motion to have a committee of 7 on temperance, Bro 
J A Ingram, Revs W H Home, J T Little, Misses Bessie 
Knotts, Hazzie Watkins, Melvina Allen, Annie Mae Cur- 
ton. 

On motion to have a committee of 3 on devotion. Rev L 
J Colson, Bros Essex Tyson and Kit Kirby. 

On motion to have a committee of 3 on time and place, 
Misses Beadie Snuggs Maggie Hampton, Rev T J Pearl- 
After appointing all officers, the committee on officers 
came and made the following reports : 



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Section 1. Rev W G Flake, president. Carried 

2. Bro C A Snuggs, Vice-Pres. Nol prossed, and 
then Rev L J Colson be the Vice-president. Carried. 

Section 3. Bro John M Colson, Rec. Sec. Carried. 

Section 4. Miss Ella Harriton be the corresponding sec- 
retary. Carried. 

Section 5. Bro S J Craig, treasurer. Carried. 

Section 6. Bro CFKnotts, auditor. Carried. 

After which Sung hymn C MUD, and then the presi- 
dent came forward and made his annual address. His ad- 
dress was enjoyed by the convention at large. Then Rev- 
W T Johnson came forward and made some wonderful re- 
marks. Also Rev S Brooks made some wonderful re- 
marks on appointing to the time of the day. 

On motion to receive the annual address of the presi- 
dent. Then called for the report of the treasurer. He 
came forward and made his report. 

Motion to receive the treasurer's report. Carried. 

Motion to hear report of the auditor. He made his re- 
port. See the report. 

Motion to lengthen the adjournment 30 minutes. Carried. 
And the ministers and brothers from the different Conven- 
tion came before us and made some wonderful remarks, 
which was enjoyed by the convention at large. Dismissed 
by the president. 

FRIDAY NIGHT SESSION 

The convention was called to order by singing. If I could 
hear my mother pray again. Praise service was conduct- 
ed by Mt. Ziou and Garris Grove S. S. Scripture lesson 
was read; the 1.9th chap, of Acts, Sung hymn C. M. 178. 
Prayer by Bro Frank Lee. Then a short piece was sung 
by Bro W A Richardson. I am living on the hallelujah 
side. Prayer was offered by Rev W M Allen. Then sung 
hymn C. M. U. D. 'Prayer wasoffered by Rev J L Little. 
The hour having arrived for preaching Bro H W Williams 
came forward and lined hymn 673, and then president 
arose and introduced the speaker for the houf, namely : 
Rev W M Redfearn. Rev Redfearn chose for his text the 
5th chap, of St. John and th 3yth verse. Subject : Search 
the Scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life, etc. 
Rev Redfearn preached a wonderful sermon, which was 
enjoyed by the convention at large. Closed with a prayer 
by Rev T J Pearl. 



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A short piece was sung by Bro C F Knotts. "What more 
can he do?" and then Bros Essex Tyson and Kit Kirby 
came forward and lifted a collection, the sum $2 00. The 
welcome address was given by the pastor and others, which 
made us feel like we were at home. Next was assigning 
of homes for the delegates. Dismissed by the president. 

SATURDAY MORNING SESSION 

Praise service was conducted by Garris Grove and East 
Macedonia S. S. Scripture lesson was read from 3rd chap, 
ot Job. Bowed in prayer with sister Beadie Snuggs. Short 
piece was sung by the president- Prayer was offered by 
Bro B E Little, and then the proceedings of the last session 
was read and stood approved. The Rev J T Ratliff made 
some timely remarks; also Bro E W Little rejoin for 15 
minutes, and at 10 o'clock the convention re-assembled 
Praise service was conducted by 1st Baptist church, Nor- 
wood and Garris Grove S. S. Sung hymn 102. Scripture 
lesson was read, the 1st Psalm, Then prayer by Rev R 
W Ellison. The pulpit was occupied by Revs C C Craig 
and R H L Crockett. Sung hymn 595. The hour having 
arrived for preaching, the president arose and introduced 
the speaker for the hour, namely : Rev R H L Crockett. 
Rev Crockett came forward, chose for his text 4th chap, of 
Proverbs and 6th verse. Rev Crockett preached a good 
sermon, which was enjoyed by the convention at large. 
Prayer by Rev W W Gist, then Bros B E Little and L T 
Allen came forward & lifted a collection, the sum of $2.35. 
Dismissed by the vice-president. 

SATURDAY EVENING SESSION 

Praise service was conducted by Piney Grove and Red 
S. S, Read for Scripture lesson the 1st Psalm. Bowed in 
prayer with Bro Henry Haggan. Sung hymn 142. Then 
the minutes of the morning session was read and adopted 
Then Bro Henrv Haggan came forward and made some 
timely remarks concerning training our children in Sun- 
day School. Also Bro John Edwards. Then the president 
arose and introduced the speaker for the hour in the per- 
son of Rev S Brooks. Subject : "The modern Sunday 
School." Rev S Brooks made a wonderful speech, which 



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was enjoyed by the convention. Also Bro T J Pearl. Mo- 
tion that Bro W A. Richardson be our field missionary for 
the year 1933. Also Bro Frank Lee be his associate. 

FINANCE REPORT 

Money received from different churches — 

Pleasant Hill ^ $ 3 00 

Red Hill 3 00 

Thomasville 1 70 

Mt Pleasant 125 

Olive Grove 2 50 

1st Baptist, Norwood 75 

East Macedonia 2 00 

Garris Grove 1 55 

Mt. Zion 1 00 

1st Baptist, Ansonville 2 00 

Piney Grove 3 00 

Henderson Grove 1 00 

Total . $22 75 

Public collection 6 95 

$29 70 
Found in old treasurer 8 96 

Grand total $38 66 

Disbursements- 
President $ 1 50 

Vice-president 75 

Recording Secretary 2 00 

Corresponding Secretary 75 

Sexton 1 25 

Auditor.. .75 

Ice - 25 

Mt Pleasant 2 50 

East Macedonia 5 00 

Treasurer. __ 25 

Total $15 00 

Grand Total $38 66 

Disbursement 15 00 

Total $23 66 

Your committee —Bros E T Tyson, C F Knotts, Mrs Ollie Richardson. 
Misses Annie DeBerry, Elizabeth Smith, Elizabeth Ingram. Charlie B Little 



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Motion that the S S Convention minutes be combined 
with the Association minutes. Then motion that the con- 
vention go 50--50 with the Association. 

Committee on Obituary. We your committee on obitu- 
ary, beg to make the following report: We find since our 
last convention that our brother M H Mendenhall from 
Pleasant Hiil Baptist church, one of the founders of the S 
S convention, departed this life. We, your committee re- 
commend that his name as a charter member of the S S 
convention go down upon the face of our S S convention 
minutes kindly. Also we find that sister Oza Lee Brown 
has departed this life. She was a member of Mt. Zion S S. 
We your committee, Rev R W Robinson, Bros W A Rich- 
ardson, H S Hyatt, Miss Elizabeth Smith, Bro J T Tyson, 
Miss Sallie Mae Smith. 

Sung "Come ye that love the Lord," etc. After singing, 
prayer with Bro W A Richardson leading. 

Committee on Temperance. Whereas we see the great 
harm intemperance is doing. We further recommend that 
all the Supts. be temperate themselves in order to force 
the teachers to be for temperance, so that the teacher will 
be able to teach their students to be temperate in all things, 
such as intoxicated drinks, smoking tobacco and snuff. 
We further recommend that the pastors preach a temper- 
ance sermon that it might educate the church and bring 
them up to a higher standard. Our aim is to get intemper- 
ence out of our churches, homes and our communities as 
well. We, your committee, Bro J A Ingram, Rev W M 
Allen, sisters Hazzie Watkins. Rosa Mae Kirby, Bessie Mae 
Knotts, Melvinia Allen. 

Committee on Time and Place. We, your committee, 
beg leave to make the following report : We recommend 
that the next session of the Sunday School convention will 
be held at Red Hill Baptist church on Friday before the 
4th Sunday in July, 1933, Wadesboro, N C 

Misses Beadie Snuggs, Maggie Hampton, Rev T J Pearl. 
It was motioned to give East vlacedonia $5.00 

Dismissed by the president. 

SATURDAY NIGHT SESSION 

The convention was called to order by the president. 
Sung hymn 369. After singing, repeated the 23rd Psalm in 
concert. Then a short piece was sung. Prayer, with Rev. 



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J L Sloane leading. Then the president arose and turned 
business over in the hands of the mistress of ceremonies 
of the literary program. Music was furnished by the choirs 
of East Macedonia and Baptist Union No. 1. 
Motion that this essay be placed in the minutes. Subject: 
"The negro and his place in America." 

From time to time questions of this nature arise. Most 
especially when the stability or reliability of a race or a 
nation is involved. Out of the 221 millions of people in the 
world apportionately 18 million are negroes living within 
these mundane shores of America. These 18 million ne- 
groes constitute a great problem, and living here among 
his brothers of every other nation, the problematic value 
of his being here is increased many fold. America is not 
concerned about what she is going to do with the China- 
man. She is not worried over what disposition she is going 
to make of the Jap within her birders. The red men or In- 
dians have been amply provided for. The Turk, the Philli- 
pinos, and all the rest have been cared for. Every one of 
them has some protective resources to which each may 
flee in the time of impending danger, but the negro in the 
time of imposition, in the time of social, economic, reli- 
gious and moral injustice whether shall he flee? There- 
fore the entire world is stirred from side to know what to 
expect. What to be done and what to do with the negro ? 
Living within these consecrated boundaries of America the 
question foremost in the minds of all free thinking people. 
Those who realize that 18 million people demand some 
distinct consideration is what place shall we concede to 
the negro ? Or what place shall he fill ? First, let us ask a 
few questions. Why is the negro in America ? How came 
he here? Where did he come from? and how was he 
getting along where he was ? In answering to the first. 
God made the black man just as he did the rest, placed 
him in a true garden of Eden as it were, but when Europe 
awoke from her long sleep and became eager for conquest, 
she was loath to go alone, and she must need Africa along 
with her. Therefore the black man was snatched from 
his home and loved ones and brought to this land, Ameri- 
ca, to labor in the fields and homes of his captors and to 
keep watch over his vast estates, while the captors fought 
and pioneered the new territory. Truly the negro played 
a great hand in shaping the ideals of America in pioneer- 
ing days in the reconstruction days, when our new land, 



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America, was threatened, both with external and internal 
strife, the negro played his part. Look at the great 
Chrispus Attucks; what man of any race more loyal than 
he to the stars and stripes. Talk with Nat Turner, who 
suffered more for the cause of freedom than he ? Look at 
the boys who fought in the recent world war ! Has not 
the negro played his part in building of this country ? The 
negro not only sacrificed for his country, but he has play- 
ed his part along all lines of general up-lift and develop- 
ment in education, religion, politics, business as well as a 
secret seryice man his equal has not been found. In recent 
kidnapping case had it not been for the negro Lindburg's 
baby would have been a hidden mystery today. In science. 
in art, and in music the negro stands above any. Walk 
with me down to Alabama for a little while; stand on 
any corner of the town of Tuskagee. Ala., look with the 
eye of an eagle and you will see the great Tuskagee Inst., 
a living monument to humanity, founded by our own 
Booker T Washington. View with a religious eye many 
denominational institutions of learning in the United States 
and in America. Many of them are the products of the 
negro brains; the National Baptist Convention, the Nation- 
al Conference of the other churches; the National Council 
of the Y. M. C. A. and other worth while organizations, 
again I say it shall not be difficult for the place of the ne- 
gro to be seen. The many thousands of negro churches 
speak for themselves. In the realm of art, who can surpass 
our own Roland Hayes, Harry T Burleigh, and Nell Hunter ? 
The abilities of these artists have been demonstrated before 
Kings and Queens of many lands. 

As a Painter who can measure up to our own O. Tan- 
ner? A man with meagre means but a mind to do. He 
has startled the entire world as a scientist, find me a 
man who can make as many different things from a 
peanut and sweet potatoes. George Washington Carv- 
er ? This man was offered $100,000 per year to leave the 
negro race and spend his time in work shop of the late 
Thomas Edison- but he refused. In the field of medi- 
cine, who could form more daring operations than the 
great Daniel Hale Williams of Chicago ? This surgeon 
was the 1st to take the human heart from the body, split 
it open, take it out the defects and replace it where the 
good God had put it, and the white man lived. Not only 



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that, he has built more hospitals than any other living 
surgeon. In the field of writing literature, who has done 
as much as our own R E B Dubois, Carter G Woodson, 
James Weldon Johnson, and Countee Cullen, the greatest 
poet of all times. In the business world, look for a mo- 
ment at the greatest monument of all times. Please read 
and notice. The North Carolina Mutual Life In- 
surance Co., of Durham, N. C, a concern giving work to 
more than two thousand negro men and women in this 
State and others; yea, I say that this concern is a crown- 
ing point for civilization, and it is guided this day by the 
founder in the person of Charles Clinton Soauldine - . In 
politics, the negro is rapidly accepting every challenge that 
comes to him. Oscar Depriest, the only negro in the 
White House, will tell you that it takes pluck and pull to 
get anywhere. He will tell you that you must come face 
to face with the men of the other races; fight and pull for 
what you know to be right; fight in spite of insults and re- 
bukes and victory will be yours. The negro has become 
a potent factor in American civilization; to eradicate him 
is absurd; to get along without him is an utter impossi- 
bility; he has fought well and suffered well; he has been 
taught well, and now he understands well. Therefore 
there is only one place in America that fits the negro. 
Not at the front, not in the rear of American civilization, 
but a worker in this great commonwealth of our nation, 
a mingler and a commingler with the men of of- 
fairs and ability for the purpose of ruling and guiding this 
great ship of State and nation safely into her inevitable 
port. 

SUNDAY MORNING SESSION 

Sunday School was open at the usual hour. After devo- 
tional ceremony, the house was declared open and ready 
for school. Mass meeting was taught by Rev T J Pearl. 
After Sunday School dismissed about 30 minutes. Then 
re-assembled for the missionary sermon. Prayer service 
was conducted, Rev W T Johnson ascended the pulpit. /? 

Rev W T Johnson chose for his text thejfeth chapter of CP&** 1 ?. 
Galations and the J 8th verse. Subject : u*e- seal of G ed. [j 
Rev Johnson preached a wonderful sermon" which was en- 
joyed by the convention at large. Then a collection was 
raised, the sum of $4.10. Dismissed by the vice-president. 

Oct. 26, John M Colson received from the treasurer $4.00 
Also $1.00 from the vice-president for compiling the min- 
utes, made a total of $5.00. O / /\ /) * -/"""- 





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CONSTITUTION 

Article 1. The name of this body shall be the Yadkin-Philadelphia 
Missionary Baptist S. S. Convention. It shall be composed of all minis- 
ters of the Association and the Supt. of the S. S. Not more than three 
delegates from each church. 

Article 2. The object of this convention shall be to establish and im- 
prove the S S convention and all the churches throughout the bounds of 
this Association and to awake the general instruction in the religious 
and literary training of the young men and women, and to co-operate 
with the State S. S. convention in doing educational and missionary work. 

Article 3. Officers of this convention shall be a president, Vice-presi- 
dent, Rec. Sec,, Cor. Sec, Treasurer, Auditor and board of managers. 
No one shall be an officeer of this convention unless he is a member in 
good standing in some missionary Baptist church in the field. No person 
shall be sent as a delegate to this convention who is not a member of a 
Missionary Baptist S S in the, field. 

Article 4. This convention shall meet on Friday before the 4th Sunday 
in July in each year at such place as may be agreed upon, 

Article 5. Each school belonging to this convention shall collect and 
send annually at each sitting 10c per scholar- New schools may be 
represented upon the same terms. 

Article 6. This constitution may be altered or amended by a vote of 
two-thirds of the members present at any annual meeting. 

Article 7. No member or members of this convention shall be allowed 
to stand around on the church yard during the service hour except he 
or she have been excused. If they do. they shall pay a fine of 10c 

Article 8. We recommend that the letters of the S. S. be read before 
the open house, and be received and approved with the full vote of house. 

Compiled by J. M. Colson. Rec. Sec. Rev W G Flake, President